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 ==Sailing== ==Sailing==
-With overland travel being slow and tiring, the Greeks prefer to travel by sea.  Not only is it faster but a boat can carry far more cargo than an ox cart. Sea travel has its dangers and is only attempted between June and September as the seas are too unpredictable the rest of the year.  With no charts, buoys, lighthouses or compasses, ships follow the coast for fear of getting lost.  At night the lack of visibility makes it very dangerous to attempt sailing close to shore, though good sailors can use the stars to maintain a steady heading between islands. ​ Instead, it is good practice to beach the ships and sleep on land. Most Greek ships are designed to be beached and only the largest cities have stone harbours or wooden docks.+With overland travel being slow and tiring, the Greeks prefer to travel by sea. Not only is it faster but a boat can carry far more cargo than an ox cart. Sea travel has its dangers and is only attempted between June and September as the seas are too unpredictable the rest of the year. With no charts, buoys, lighthouses or compasses, ships follow the coast for fear of getting lost. At night the lack of visibility makes it very dangerous to attempt sailing close to shore, though good sailors can use the stars to maintain a steady heading between islands. Instead, it is good practice to beach the ships and sleep on land. Most Greek ships are designed to be beached and only the largest cities have stone harbours or wooden docks.
  
 Most overseas trade is conducted using very simple ships. They have a rounded bottom and a single mast with a square-rigged sail. A pair of large rudder oars at the stern are used for steering. The largest have a few rowers to supplement the sail. Greek boats are slow, unsafe and small - at most 20m in length by 6m across the beam. With a favourable wind their top speed is five knots and they offer no protection from the elements. Most overseas trade is conducted using very simple ships. They have a rounded bottom and a single mast with a square-rigged sail. A pair of large rudder oars at the stern are used for steering. The largest have a few rowers to supplement the sail. Greek boats are slow, unsafe and small - at most 20m in length by 6m across the beam. With a favourable wind their top speed is five knots and they offer no protection from the elements.
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